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Does the virgin box only produce 2.1 sound ?

 Hi does the virgin tivo box only produce 2.1 sound ? I have a 5.1 sound system and three speakers don't work with it yet work with my dvd player, cheers , signed getting old and not so technically minded Iain 

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Hi Iain

the Tivo can output Dolby Digital surround sound via the HDMI cable, if the box is setup to do this (see instructions HERE) and the channel is broadcasting with surround sound which I think is only HD channels at present.

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My setup: Vivid 200 Optical fibre with Superhub 2 in modem mode connected to a Netgear R7000 router. Telewest/VM user since 2001.

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iain151 wrote:

Thanks , I will give it a go. I'm only using a scart at the moment will try with an hdmi cable


SCART doesn't carry 5.1 sound, so that will be the problem!


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Hi Iain

the Tivo can output Dolby Digital surround sound via the HDMI cable, if the box is setup to do this (see instructions HERE) and the channel is broadcasting with surround sound which I think is only HD channels at present.

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My setup: Vivid 200 Optical fibre with Superhub 2 in modem mode connected to a Netgear R7000 router. Telewest/VM user since 2001.

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It did work with the optical out until it was broken last year.
We have ben told it should be fixed later this year but nothing in writing from any VM source.
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Re: Does the virgin box only produce 2.1 sound ?

Thanks , I will give it a go. I'm only using a scart at the moment will try with an hdmi cable

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iain151 wrote:

Thanks , I will give it a go. I'm only using a scart at the moment will try with an hdmi cable


SCART doesn't carry 5.1 sound, so that will be the problem!